Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, Global Edition


Author: Howard Lune,Bruce L. Berg
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292164409
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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For courses in Research Methods in Political Science and Sociology, and in Qualitative Research Methods Raising questions, rather than giving answers Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences is written with the recognition that different researchers in different fields each bring their own needs and intentions to the process. Authors Howard Lune and Bruce Berg aim to guide the reader through the process of research planning, carrying out one’s projects, and making sense of the results. Each chapter provides examples of the best and worst approaches to the kinds of questions that arise with each form of research, as well as discussions of what makes an approach successful or not. Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition stresses the importance of ethics in research and respect for subjects.

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences: Pearson New International Edition


Author: Bruce L. Berg,Howard Lune
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292035692
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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Qualitative Research Methods - collection, organization, and analysis strategies This text shows novice researchers how to design, collect, and analyze qualitative data and then present their results to the scientific community. The book stresses the importance of ethics in research and taking the time to properly design and think through any research endeavor. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Effectively design, collect, organize, and analyze data and then to present results to the scientific community Use the Internet as both a resource and a means for accessing qualitative data Explore current issues in the world of researchers, which include a serious concern about ethical behavior and protocols in research and a more reflexive and sensitive role for the researcher Recognize the importance of ethical concerns before they actually begin the research collection, organization, and analytic process Understand basic elements associated with researcher reflexivity and research voice

Global Elites

The Opaque Nature of Transnational Policy Determination
Author: A. Kakabadse
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230362400
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 342
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Exploring the nature, configuration and influence of global elites, this book examines the impact of elites on transnational policy development and strategically on corporations as board members of PLCs and international joint ventures. Overall, the book provides a balanced view of how our present day elites operate.

Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences


Author: Beth P. Skott,Masjo Ward
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412981239
Category: Social Science
Page: 173
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Based on the premise that when students do something instead of simply reading about it, they understand it better, this book comprises 29 hands-on, active learning activities for use in research methods courses in the social sciences. The activities were created by instructors throughout the country and demonstrated to be effective in their classrooms. A variety of activities is included: group activities, solo activities, some that take a lot of time and others that take less time. Each one of them is directly related to a concept of research methods and aims to help students become better researchers.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods


Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923633
Category: Social Science
Page: 1305
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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Researching Social Life


Author: Nigel Gilbert
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761972457
Category: Social Science
Page: 406
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Reviews of the First Edition `... an ideal primary text for an undergraduate course in social research methods' - Teaching Sociology `This is a very impressive book. It is admirably written in clear, straightforward language, so that I can easily imagine undergraduates responding well to its use as a core text.' - Geoff Payne, Professor of Social Research, University of Plymouth `Provides an excellent introductory methods text that covers every stage of quantitative and qualitative research.' - Journal of Social Policy `an ideal text for undergraduates in a variety of disciplines who are taking research methods courses'

The A-Z of Social Research

A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts
Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761971337
Category: Social Science
Page: 345
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The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.

The Practice of Social Research


Author: Earl Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133049796
Category: Science
Page: 608
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The Thirteenth Edition of Babbie’s THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the gold standard for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Research Methods


Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199689458
Category:
Page: 824
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This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, Bryman deftly explores thenature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:For Students* A researcher's toolkit to take students step by step through the research process* Multiple choice questions to help students test their knowledge and understanding* A guide to using Excel in data analysis to help develop analytical skillsFor Lecturers* A test bank of questions which can be customized to meet teaching needs* PowerPoint slides for each chapter* New seminar outlines including suggested activities and tasks * New exam and course work questions to set in class

Social Research Methods: Pearson New International Edition

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Author: W. Lawrence Neuman
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292033614
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods 7e is a highly regarded text that presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research with an emphasis on the benefits of combining various approaches. New this edition: MyResearchKit--Social Research Methods 7E can be packaged with this text at no additional cost (ISBN: 0205751342) or purchased separately. MyResearchKit includes: Multiple-choice practice test questions Flashcards of key terms Short research exercises (previously in the workbook) Social Explorer: census data from 1790 - present A “Social Research in the News” blog Writing tutorial: covers documenting sources, avoiding plagiarism, and various kinds of writing assignments (literature reviews, abstracts, research proposals, etc.) MySearchLab: a search engine for retrieving scholarly research articles from hundreds of academic journals

Qualitative Research Practice

A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers
Author: Jane Ritchie,Jane Lewis,Professor of Social Policy Jane Lewis,Carol McNaughton Nicholls,Rachel Ormston
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446296202
Category: Reference
Page: 456
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Why use qualitative methods? What kinds of questions can qualitative methods help you answer? How do you actually do rigorous and reflective qualitative research in the real world? Written by a team of leading researchers associated with NatCen Social Research (the National Centre for Social Research) this textbook leads students and researchers through the entire process of qualitative research from beginning to end - moving through design, sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting. In this fully revised second edition you will find: A practical account of how to carry out qualitative research which recognises a range of current approaches and applications A brand new chapter on ethics A brand new chapter on observational research Updated advice on using software when analysing your qualitative data New case studies which illustrate issues you may encounter and how problems have been tackled by other researchers. This book is an ideal guide for students, practitioners and researchers faced with the challenges of doing qualitative research in both applied and academic settings in messy real-life contexts.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods


Author: Bruce Thyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412958400
Category: Social Science
Page: 654
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In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers


Author: Johnny Saldana
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943582
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Johnny Saldaña’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skillfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Saldaña provides information about the method's origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up. Now with a companion website, the book is supported by: SAGE journal articles showing coding being applied to real research Sample transcripts highlighting coding techniques Links to CAQDAS sites to introduce relevant software Practical student exercises Links to video and digital content This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña's upcoming workshops. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Exploring Research, Global Edition


Author: Neil J. Salkind
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292156309
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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For courses in Experimental Methods and in Research Methods in Political Science and Sociology An informative and unintimidating look at the basics of research in the social and behavioral sciences Exploring Research makes research methods accessible for students – describing how to collect and analyze data, and providing thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. Author Neil Salkind covers the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability, and the measurement process. He also incorporates the most common types of research models used in the social and behavioral sciences, including qualitative methods. The Ninth Edition explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills, includes discussions about scientific methods, and places a strong emphasis on ethics.

The Global Turn

Theories, Research Designs, and Methods for Global Studies
Author: Eve Darian-Smith,Philip C. McCarty
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520293037
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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The ability to deploy interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives that speak to interconnected global dimensions is critical if one’s work is to be relevant and applicable to the emerging global-scale issues of our time. The Global Turn is a guide for students and scholars across all areas of the social sciences and humanities who wish to embark on global-studies research projects. The authors demonstrate how the global can be studied from a local perspective and vice versa. They show how global processes manifest at multiple levels—transnational, regional, national, and local—all of which are interconnected and mutually constitutive. This book takes readers through the steps of thinking like a global scholar in theoretical, methodological, and practical terms, and it explains the implications of global perspectives for research design.

Qualitative Research

Theory, Method and Practice
Author: David Silverman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949343
Category: Social Science
Page: 378
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Building on the global success of the First Edition of Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice, the new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. It succeeds in providing a comprehensive yet accessible guide to a variety of methodological approaches to qualitative research. Edited by David Silverman, the book brings together a team of internationally-renowned researchers to discuss the theory and practice of qualitative research. In each chapter, the contributors broaden our conception of qualitative research by drawing upon particular examples of data-analysis to advance their analytical arguments.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods


Author: Pertti Alasuutari,Leonard Bickman,Julia Brannen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412919924
Category: Social Science
Page: 631
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The SAGE Handbook for Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. As its editors maintain, there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions, research design, and analysis.

Research Methods for Generalist Social Work


Author: Christine R. Marlow
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0840033273
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK offers students a clear, down-to-earth introduction to the concepts of research methodology. Marlow's accessible research methods text consistently demonstrates the link between social work research and generalist social work practice, making the methodology easy to grasp. RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK helps social work students discover the relevance of research to social work practitioners. The text provides new learning objectives that are tied to specific learning outcomes at the end of each chapter, helping students retain the material. In addition, RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK features new chapter exercises and expanded coverage of ethical discussions and diversity integration. The updated text also reflects CSWE requirements for a global perspective. METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK draws examples from the international social work literature and now includes an increased discussion of evidence-based practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research in Practice

Applied Methods for the Social Sciences
Author: Martin Terre Blanche,Kevin Durrheim,Desmond Painter
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781919713694
Category: Social Science
Page: 594
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A major shift in research methodology from technical to more contextual and pragmatic approaches, this thorough resource incorporates new trends while also providing comprehensive coverage of the full range of established research approaches and techniques, skillfully combining epistemology, methodology, statistics, and application in a volume that is both sophisticated and practical. Placing a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied research skills, this guide encourages the concurrent use of qualitative and quantitative methods and explores such complex topics as ethical issues in social science research; inferential statistical methods; and Marxist, feminist, and black scholarship perspectives.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology


Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526422867
Category: Psychology
Page: 664
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One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition, with updated chapters and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography.